Nokia regains leadership of Finnish handset market

Nokia regains leadership of Finnish handset market
Perhaps it isn't that unexpected that Nokia is the top selling mobile phone in Finland. After all, that is the country that hosts the handset manufacturer's headquarters. But Q1 data revealed that Korean OEM Samsung had taken the top spot from Nokia. The latest data for the second quarter from IDC shows Nokia with a 36% share, leading Samsung by 2%. Nokia recaptured the lead by taking business away from Apple. The Cupertino based tech titan saw its market share in the country get cut in half to 7% from 14% during the second quarter.

Finnish operators credited the expansion of the Lumia range in the country for Nokia's strength during the period from April through June. By adding more price points to the Lumia line, Nokia can now cover demand for all economic demographics in Finland. This is pointed out by TeliaSonera’s Communications Director Timo Saxén who notes that Nokia Lumia models now cover the entire range of buyers.

At the low end, Nokia has the sizzling hot Nokia Lumia 520, its top selling phone at the moment. At the high-end is the Nokia Lumia 1020 with its 41MP PureView camera.

source: IDC, (translated) via NokiaPowerUser

Related phones

Lumia 520
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh(9.6h 3G talk time)
Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(13.3h 3G talk time)



1. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Nice job selling low end phones Nokia...

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yeah Lumia 520 save the day......

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Don't act like those 34% from Samsung are only from the S4 !

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012


43. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Giant is waking up from own home.

2. GeekMovement unregistered

had to read the article twice... what's muut? finnish handset company?

9. Alan01

Posts: 645; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Actually, that represents "other" on the chart. In other words, that is the share owned by handset other than Nokia, Samsung and Apple. Regards, Alan F.

15. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

lol, I thought it was some finnish cell maker...

25. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Nokia is finnish cell maker O_o

42. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I was talking about the "muut" part of the chart... O_o

27. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Hahaha. yes, muut is others in Finnish.

3. Donkorvleone

Posts: 19; Member since: May 30, 2013

Does this come as any real news at all? Finnish people has been known throughout history as beeing the most realistic country of them all, you can´t fool the Finnish people in bying cheap samsung when it already exist premium Nokia handsets at the same cost or lower, only people who are alone like to buy samsung as it gives "that unique feeling" to their boring lives

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

The Galaxy S4 is not cheap, it cost more to manufacturer than any of the Nokia, HTC or iPhones do and the internal build quality is top notch.

11. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The only reason the S4 costs more to build is economies of scale. Apple reserves resources ahead of time in significant quantities that no other OEM can match, driving down the build costs.

23. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

What have you been smoking lately? I hope you were being sarcastic.

34. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Do you have any proof of that? Components (screen, CPU, battery) might be more expensive, but it is difficult to imagine more than a few dollars or cents in between a lot of the handsets.

36. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You can go with what's popular, and what makes money for Samsung... We'll take our beautiful, well built and designed, quality oriented, innovative, and premium feeling Nokia devices... No device Samsung has ever made has as much innovation, style, quality, and originality as a Nokia Lumia 920... When Apple was in court with Samsung they used a Nokia Lumia 900 to show that it is possible to design a smartphone and not copy the iPhone... What does that say about Nokia vs Samsung❔.... But, I'm sure you don't care about anything I just said because you're probably saying "but Nokia isn't popular"" Yeah, that's the way I used to think back in junior high as well.. Follow the crowd, but don't do what's best for you.. Sounds like the definition

45. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You nailed it well mate.

6. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Why do people keep bring in nationality to phone conversation?? No need for it. You just called 34% of smartphone owning "Finnish people" cheap, alone with boring lives.

24. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Thank you. +1. 1000 if i could.

46. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Why do people like you keep bringing nationality offense to phone conversation??

10. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I never thought hatred will do so many things. Cmon, Samsung may have managed to outdo everyone in terms of marketing budget, but dont you know that they also have the largest expenditures in terms of research and development.. stupid people are still shouting about cheap plastic, but samsung has to be respected by giving everyone the FLEXIBILITY OF A PHONE and a SMARTphone, with those very smart features removable batt microSD, i salute them. Phone is not just about Camera.. Samsung is pushing everything just to have a perfect and real SMARTphone, not just about the beauty of a phone and the internal hardware.. Ps. I dont have any problem with my note2's build quality..

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Samsung spends more across the entire company, but their mobile division spends less than a few companies, and less than their marketing budget, last year.

19. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Pls be inform about the different research and development facilities acquisition and expansion of Samsung, the immense Software Promotion campaigns, conferences and activities, the full automation of the manufacturing process, and why would Samsung spend less in mobile division if their earnings here are absolutely significant across their company..

30. oister85 unregistered

Good response sonyfindone

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

As long Apple is in third place don't matter. What Matter is NOKIA took control in their home country well done NOKIA

13. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Low end Nokia phones got better performance than mid range android phones. Nokia got the key

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol @7%

17. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

but now SAMSUNG took No.1 spot in India with 31.5% and Nokia went down to 27% .... Atleast nokia should be on top in Finland,thats good and now they are,but 2% lead is so small

26. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Lol, even micromax is catching up with samsung. Plus I love how they make fun of samsung n every ad! Especially the EMI one =D

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